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The NASA Goddard Earth Sciences Data and Information Services Center (GES DISC) has recently added all of the half-hourly and monthly *Final* IMERG data variables to the next generation of Giovanni, Giovanni-4 (G4). Giovanni is a Web-based application developed by the GES DISC that provides a simple and intuitive way for users to visualize, analyze, and access vast amounts of Earth science remote sensing data, without having to download the data.

Learn more: http://disc.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov/gesNews/imerg_in_G4

TRMM/PR data distribution resumes during the experimental operation period. The satellite has descended to an altitude of around 350 km on February 12, 2015, which is the original nominal altitude before 2001. Verification of the data quality concluded and JAXA and PPS started distribution of PR data around the 350 km altitude (orbit number from 98231) to the public. PR available data period around 350 km altitude will be about 40 days since February 12, 2015. Please see TRMM/PR data distribution for further information and for the data locations.

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PPS is re-releasing the first public version IMERG products The Integrated Multi-satellitE Retrievals for GPM (IMERG) merges precipitation estimates from passive microwave sensors, geo-IR, and monthly surface precipitation gauge analysis data (where available) to provide half-hourly and monthly precipitation estimates and related fields on a 0.1° lat./long. grid over the domain 60°N-S.  The current period of record is mid-March 2014 to the present (delayed by about 3 months) .Please refer to the IMERG Release notes , the technical IMERG document and the IMERG Algorithm Theoretical Basis Document for complete details.

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On December 8, 2014 and December 10, 2014 the GPM MOC will conduct deep space calibrations maneuvers that will assist in physically verifying GMI calibration changes and also help in further characterization of the GMI instrument itself.

Special processing is required for the data collected during the DSC. Therefore, PPS production of Standard GMI products will be halted on Dec 8 at 20:30 UTC. Processing will resume during normal business hours on Dec 9.

On December 10, the maneuver is scheduled to begin at 12:00 UTC. Depending on the arrival of the DSC data processing may again be halted until the next business day.

Please note that partial or full empty granules for GMI products will be produced for the orbits covering the DSC. 

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The NOAA network is gradually being restored.  MHS data appears to have started flowing around 02:00 UTC on 23 October 2014, but as of 08:00 UTC on 23 October 2014 the Meteosat geo-IR data was still  missing.  As a result, users should see reduced areas of "missing" and higher-quality estimates in general starting with the 03:00 UTC 23 October 2014 3B42RT.  

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Starting about 22:00 UTC on 20 October 2014 PPS started having issues with missing input data files originating at NOAA. Informally we have been told that there is a major network issue, but have no insight on its nature or likely duration. Until this is resolved, the input data for the 3B4xRT suite of products will suffer greatly reduced volume.  Currently, we are not receiving sounder data, and the IR fields only have GOES-E and -W. 

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